Going for Gold

Sometimes only the best is good enough. This wine merchant has gone for gold using Meissen architectural tiles from the Royally Opulent range.

These tiles are covered in 24 carat gold.  No doubt the wine in the barrels reflecting in the shining gold will be much the tastier for it.

The Meissen range of architectural tiles comes in five categories:

Minimalism, Royally Opulent, Trends, Ornaments and Refinement, Textures and Romanticism all are 100% waterproof.

At present there are 40 different colours to choose from, more will be added later.  Meissen has the largest colour laboratory of any porcelain manufacturer in the world. On the back of the tiles is their famous logo, the crossed swords, scratched into the tiles so that they adhere to the walls easily.


Note to Editors:

MEISSEN®, one of the internationally leading German luxury brands, reflects the art of luxury – ever since the establishment of the MEISSEN Manufactory in 1710.

MEISSEN’s luxury products are defined by their special material, their traditional craftsmanship, and an unusual aesthetics characterized by individuality, sensuality, and high value. MEISSEN today has over 800 employees and is represented in 30 countries around the globe with 300 specialised retail outlets as well as its own shops.

Elegant Water Carafe

If you like your water cold and fresh, this carafe from Menu is for you. It fits perfectly on the shelf of the refrigerator door to give you Ice cold water directly from the fridge to your dining table!

Menu’s tall, slender glass carafe is so simple and elegant that you’ll take pleasure in placing it on the table when you have guests.  Designed by Pil Bredahl, the carafe holds 0.8 litres and fits on the shelf of your fridge door, providing you with fresh cold water any time you wish during the day. Fill the carafe and chill in advance before guests arrive, so you can fully enjoy their company while the party is underway.

The carafe’s contoured form ensures a good grip and the lid features a clever mechanism that automatically opens when pouring. It’s unique pouring function helps keeps ice cubes, lime wedges, mint leaves and other tasteful garnishing inside when pouring, while ensuring that dirt and particles do not fall into the carafe when used outdoors.

In addition to this new, 0.8 litre edition, which retails at £34.95,  the carafe is also available in a 1.3 litre edition which retails at £44.95


A Helping Hand from Icons of Denmark: Free Design Consultancy

Icons of Denmark’s design team offer you a free design consultancy, to help create your dream interior within the 5 million options Montana offers.

There are two ways you can go about this:

Option 1 – A design service in the comfort of your own home: a member of Icon’s of Denmark’s design team will visit you at home to help you get most out of Montana’s many options. We will, together with you, create the solution best suited to your needs, and tailored to your existing interiors. This will be presented in 3D Computer Graphics with no pressure to purchase.

Option 2 – Alternatively you can send us the dimensions of the living area where you want the units, with a description of requirements and colours. Our Interior design team will then return with a 3D drawing of how it would look. (Pictures of your existing interiors are always a great help)

Please book your professional interior designer for free now: [email protected]


Small is Beautiful


Louise Campbell’s pendant Collage now has a little sister – Collage 450.  The large version changes its name to Collage 600.

The size is fine-tuned to maintain balance and harmony, and Collage 450 is perfect on its own or suspended in repetition in indoor environments. Collage 450 is not merely a smaller version of Collage 600. It is a newly designed version, having in many ways been optimised, so that, for instance, mounting is easier and simpler.

Collage 450 is suitable for energy-saving lamps and also available in a professional version with a HIT light source. It is available in the same colours as Collage 600: Snow White (white), Hot Lips (pink), Juicy Orange (orange), Lemon Yellow (yellow) and finally Smoke Screen (smoke-coloured).

Collage 450 pendant retails at £575.00 in white and £625.00 in colours 

Collage 600 pendant retails at £745.00 in white and £845.00 in colours


Note to Editors

Louise Campbell is probably the Danish designer with the greatest range. Her long cooperation with Louis Poulsen has earned her international recognition as a lighting designer. Louise Campbell graduated as an industrial designer from the Danish Design School. She is known for her furniture, lighting fixtures, porcelain designs and interior design. Graduated from the Danish Design School, Industrial Design Programme in 1995. Bsc (Hons) of Furniture Manufacture & Innovation from the London College of Furniture in 1992.

Louise Campbell was chosen designer of the year in 2005 by the magazine Bo Bedre. She has also won the three-year scholarship of the Danish State Art Foundation and Finn Juhl’s Architectural Award.

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

More and more of us are now sitting at breakfast bars in the kitchen, as well as in bars,  to  enjoy not only breakfast but also lunch and it is a good place to sit when you want to keep the cook company.

It is important that the chairs we sit in are not just good-looking but also comfortable.  This is where Lloyd Loom of Spalding comes in. They have a number of handsome barstools which will fit into any interior be it super modern, or more traditional.


01775 724 358

Lloyd Loom of Spalding is an innovative British manufacturer making the genuine Lloyd Loom weave and furniture using traditional techniques and materials.   Every piece is individually handmade using steam-bent beech wood and the unique twisted paper and wire Lloyd Loom weave and is coloured to the client’s specification.  The factory and showroom has been in the market town of Spalding since 1985 and is the only company in the UK making Lloyd Loom furniture.   The range contains more than 150 different products.

Book Signing in Motcomb Street

A Bloomsbury Garden through the Seasons
by Sue Snell
with a foreword by Colin McKenzie

Sue Snell will be at Rococo’s Motcomb Street shop  to sign her new book Charleston Garden on 12 June – Saturday morning from 11.00am and Rococo  will serve Charleston blend tea (provided by Belocq)in the garden. Each book  will come packed with Rococo purple ribbon and 3 bee bars (rose,violet and jasmine with dark chocolate).

Rococo joins Walpole’s Brands of Tomorrow 2010

Last night, Wednesday 2nd June , Walpole announced their candidates for Brands of tomorrow 2010 at a celebration at Browns Hotel in London. Rococo chocolates was one of  seven brands selected.

The evening was a huge success attended by candidates, members of Walpole, mentors  and journalists enjoying champagne and delicious canapés. 

Sweet Sounds of Music – the Rothschild’s Songbirds

Herend’s exclusive hand-painted Rothschild Oiseaux motif with the songbirds is now 150 years old and is currently celebrating its birthday. Characteristically elegant and romantic, the gilt-edged Rothschild porcelain depicts twelve different kinds of vibrant birds or bird couples sitting on tree branches surrounded by delicate pastel-coloured butterflies, bugs and flowers.  The patterns are named after the influential Rothschild family whose history has been intertwined with much of Europe’s since the 19th Century.

The first creator of this masterpiece dreamt up the birds surrounded by a fine, glittering golden chain winding around the tree branches… Legend has it that one day Baroness Rothschild lost her valuable necklace and charged her maid with the theft. As she was walking in the garden one day she saw songbirds on a tree and near them the lost necklace. Mór Fischer, owner of the Herend Manufactory, also heard this story and, as rumour has it, designed this celebrated pattern in its memory.

Each pattern has its own unique songbirds perching in their dream gardens surrounded by fluttering butterflies and bugs, and while some patterns have been around for 150 years, others have been reinterpreted throughout the years. The new version of the pattern combines a traditional, refined style and modern expressionism.


Stylish Drip Free Water Carafe with Lid

It  good idea always to drink water when drinking wine – preferably served in a carafe that does not drip, is easy to pour and looks good on the dining table. The designer duo Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen – has designed a simple, practical water carafe for Menu with the same stylish look as their New Norm Wine Breather.

 The clear, bottle-shaped New Norm Glass Carafe fits perfectly in the refrigerator door, providing chilled water at all times, and it comes with a lid to prevent the water from absorbing odours from the refrigerator.

The carafe has a completely drip-free silicone neck that prevents spots on your table. The removable silicone neck should be hand washed. The carafe itself is dishwasher safe.

The water carafe come with a white or black lid and retails at £19.95